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Did Indiana pass the rifle law?

Old 05-10-2015, 12:23 PM
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The legislative session ended a couple weeks ago but I haven't been able to find the answer. There was a proposal on the docket this year to expand the rifle law for white tail in Indiana. (.243 and larger). I can't seem to confirm if the law was passed or not? Anyone heard
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:26 PM
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I have not heard any news. I am supposed to receive an e-mail when the regs get updated.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:01 PM
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No news yet!
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:30 PM
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http://www.in.gov/nrc/2354.htm

The hearing will be on May 19. Item 10 is the proposed rifle law.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:51 AM
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There were a bunch of post on IN sites today that said it was dead and was not going to go. I will try to find them and post them.
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According to the last couple sentences in item 10 of the above link, the DPW received so many negative comments that they are not going to push for the change, so it looks like it's dead in the water just as Parrot Head stated.
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 View Post
According to the last couple sentences in item 10 of the above link, the DPW received so many negative comments that they are not going to push for the change, so it looks like it's dead in the water just as Parrot Head stated.
This is exactly why I recommended to a member awhile back to not get too excited about the proposed change and to just go get himself either an older T/C Contender or a newer T/C Encore and put a barrel for a rifle caliber on it. Handguns are legal and nothing in the laws of IN say they can't be in a rifle caliber. If you have such a handgun you can cleanly take deer out to more than 200 yards and you don't have to worry about the politicians getting stupid.

I've got an old T/C Contender with a barrel chambered in 7mm TCU which is basically a .223 necked up to 7mm. A handloaded 120 gr Nosler BT will tip over whitetails really nicely. Mine is topped with a 2X Leupold pistol scope.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:22 PM
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Looks like Division of Fish and Wildlife does not support the change due to negative comments from the people of Indiana. The National Resource Commision is the entity that is going to make the final say on the matter.

The majority of the population lives in the central and northern part of the state and it is flat and open. I would see why so many negative comments based on those two statistics.

The southern part of the state does not have the flat topography of the north and holds more and larger forests, private and government owned. It is less populated and less developed.

If it was about majority vote then I could see it on the ballots. This however is something based on information and recommendations that has some good points not to be ruled out by bad publicity. I hope at least they will allow it in the southern counties.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:21 PM
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The proposal was voted down.
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